Lot 303 - 2000 Mini Cooper Sport
|Odometer reading||60,100 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960's and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout allowing 80% of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century behind the Ford Model T. Initially Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name in the 1980's and was offered in a number of limited editions that usually included a special combination of trim and badging.
First registered on 6th March 2000, this Mini Cooper Sport is described by the vendor as being 'a delight' and 'fun to drive'. The car is finished in green with black velour trim complemented by Minilite wheels and comes supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate. Original Mini's have seen a recent resurgence in demand resulting in an inevitable increase in price, and this one looks to be excellent value given the estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.